Archive for August 2016

Disability According to the Social Security Administration

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Gaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be difficult. In addition to a mandatory waiting period, individuals can spend months or years trying to prove to the government that they are too disabled to work. Meanwhile, their finances and quality of life suffer because they truly cannot work, but have yet to be approved for…

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Average Weekly Wages Under Charlotte Workers’ Compensation

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When you get hurt at work, your first thought is to get medical attention and recover. It can take a great deal of effort to ensure you see the right doctors for your injury and that their bills are paid for by your employer. But as you are dealing with the physical and emotional consequences…

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Dangerous Products Lead to Injuries and Recalls

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Getting into an accident can be a scary experience, but it is worse when you get hurt using something you thought was safe. Whether it is driving a car, firing up a new lawn mower, using a new kitchen appliance, or playing with your child’s new toy, you expect the product you bought to be…

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What Happens if You Are in an Accident With an Uber?

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An Uber does not seem particularly different than a traditional taxi to riders. In both, riders pay for someone to drive them from place A to place B. The phone app that allows riders to request a car used to set the service apart, but now taxi services are also developing apps for riders to…

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Opioid Prescriptions in Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims Decreased

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At this point, almost everyone has heard of opioids. People understand these can be strong painkillers, but they have a dangerous potential side effect: addiction. Workers are no exception to this risk, and they may be at an even greater risk because of the amount of opioids prescribed during workers’ compensation situations. If you were…

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Common But Lesser Known Workplace Hazards

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We previously discussed common construction worker injuries that are generally covered by Georgia workers’ compensation insurance. However, there are many workplace hazards that affect more than construction workers. There are dangers that a variety of employees face every day, but many people may not think about them until an accident happens or an illness arises.…

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Teen Drivers’ Car Accident Risk and Liability

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When a car accident is over and you have to deal with the other driver, whether you are still at the scene or after you have received medical treatment, you expect to come face to face with an adult. You assume the other driver will be a somewhat experienced driver with insurance. But the truth…

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Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case

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A lot is at stake when you bring a personal injury claim in court. To recover, you have to prove your damages – and they are not all dollar figures pulled from receipts. While your medical expenses and lost wages are easily calculated and based on solid evidence, other damages are non-monetary. You are likely…

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Was Your Child Left in a Hot Car This Summer?

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For most people, the thought of leaving a young child in the car during the summer is horrifying. Georgia natives understand how hot and humid the environment becomes in the summer. When the temperature outside is 70 degrees, the inside of the car can reach upwards of 113 degrees. If it is up to 100…

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Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

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We have all seen large semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles around town and on the highways. We know to give these vehicles extra room because of their size and weight. These drivers cannot maneuver quickly or stop on a dime. But it is because of this and other factors that trucks and commercial vehicles cause…

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